Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer – English Subtitled

Posted by Dawn Bryant
Tags: Dragon Ball, Videos,

About two weeks ago, a then new Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer was released through a program on the Japanese television station, FujiTV. Last week the same trailer was released in higher quality. Now that trailer has been unofficially translated and provided in an English subtitled fashion! A big thanks to YouTube user MegaPizzagirl123!

The end of the trailer mentions a “super wide release”. What that means is up in the air for interpretation. At this time the only place the movie is officially confirmed for release on March 30, 2013 is Japan.

There is also a very cool fan made Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods English dub trailer! Well, the footage is genuine, but the voices are patched together from FUNimation’s Dragon Ball Z anime and synced with the trailer’s video. The exceptions are Bils and Wiss, who are movie exclusive characters that have never appeared in the anime before. It is likely their voices will be different if the movie is ever English dubbed by FUNimation. Anyways, the dialogue translation differs from the official Japanese version of the trailer, but it’s a good watch nonetheless. Again, the audio of the English dub trailer below is unofficial and done by fans!

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time for either movie.

  • http://twitter.com/CerebralKing4ev Captain Vizard

    First! Alright the english dub trailer obviously sounds way better than the japanese trailer… Can’t wait to watch this movie. DBZ FTW!

  • http://twitter.com/MoroccoXxXJapan Taha Yaagoubi


  • ichigokun

    AWESOME! I know the second video is by fans, but it is so much better! Love the English dub for DBZ!

  • joey485

    Strangely, i liked the fanmade one better. Its probably because as a child, i was used to the english version way more than the jap. I just can’t take Goku seriously with that voice in japanese

  • EA575

    Although I appreciate the fan-made dub, it’s sending a very inaccurate message about what the trailer is conveying, and the music is pretty bad compared the Japanese trailer. It would have been better if they just kept it subbed instead of dubbing it.

  • ssjChiz

    in what way is the english trailler better? The voices are saying things completely different and theres no music…

  • *Super~Sayian*

    it’s better because it’s over 9000

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001292866466 Frank Cerullo

    i like the english voices better >_>

  • shatti

    DragonBall is the ONLY anime that sounds better in english dub than japanese…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IN42UXYND2VW6NNGHWJ55XK4KU Elwood

     I STRONGLY disagree with you saying it’s the ONLY anime that sounds better in English dub.

  • narutonatsu

    lol i was thinking about that too, though i think its not the only one.

  • Guest

    i think we mean the whole show not the trailer .. like what trying to say is goku sounds a lot better english version -_-

  • uchihalord1994

    ITS OVER 9000000000000000000000!!! :’3

  • Guest

    You’re a idiot, your nostalgia blind you logic 

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/thegamecraze Mister Kring


  • http://twitter.com/thesagebeast thesagebeast

    i dont know what you mean sound better if those languages are way different

  • http://www.mangaspoiler.com/ Thugnificent

    especially Goku’s

  • EA575

    Ehh, I still prefer the Japanese version.

  • EA575

    Goku is the ONLY one that sounds better in English. Compare Vegeta’s voice in Japanese to the one in English and you’ll see the Japanese one is better.

  • Children Of Nephilim

    I vote Japanese voice actors :D  

  • heartlessniggasprosper

    its not the only one…but i agree with you. I cant stand the japanese voice actors.

  • Deva_Pain_Path

    Wow the English sounds so good. Too bad it is only fan made.

  • James Oldbree

    Omg this is the first time hearing the Japanese version and when I heard Goku say Kamehameha it made me cringe. It’s hard to believe that there’s people out there who would prefer the Japanese version

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    I’ve already seen the fan-made one and I must say… music and the ‘unofficial’ dialogue aside… it’s not TOO bad. The original subbed trailer however, easily scores OVER 9000! XD

  • thecrows2332

    AWESOME!!! This movie looks so good. King Kai ” You fool! Who would pick a fight a with a god?!” LOL. I got goose bumps when Goku chanted Ka ma ha ma ha at the end. I am excited.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Even though I am HUGE ENGLISH FAN OF DBZ, Japanese version version looks B@D@$$ as well as Bills & Wiss voices imo XD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2VITSNIHFGZ6AYE2SCODUOQJY Justin

    The Japanese vocies are as hilarious as every

  • narutofan923

    HOW is Goku fighting in space!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

    Japanese Goku is how he’s supposed to sound.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

     Nope. Goku sounds better in Japanese, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

     Except that it’s fucking terrible in English.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

     You can’t stand people who actually have acting talent?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

     Yeah, they’re called people with taste.

  • heartlessniggasprosper

    Listen…its my opinion. I agreed with another opinion. If you like them fine but don’t try to dictate the things I should like just because you do.

  • dennis kazen

    Saiyans can breath in space how else would bardock go into space and go after frieza and would vegeta have trained in space before he could become a SSJ ( dunno for sure about the last one)

  • http://twitter.com/hazelnut1112 Lyrrad Augainap

    Nah man, only purists prefer the Mexican Dub of DBZ. Is the better version.

  • http://twitter.com/hazelnut1112 Lyrrad Augainap

    The proper term is weeaboos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

     ”Weeaboo” has completely lost its original meaning, it appears.

  • Miles Ash

    I wonder if this is based after gt…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMNV5ZC6NIDSBEHQ4ELVT67ULA Joseph

    no its based exactly after the buu saga

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMNV5ZC6NIDSBEHQ4ELVT67ULA Joseph


  • http://twitter.com/Cueil Daniel Lawson

    One of the few anime that the English VO is clearly superior in almost every way imaginable…

  • SayjinVegeta

    If Saiyans can breath in space then why did Goku need a space ship to get off Namek?

  • Nick Saylor

    They need Saiyan armor but the movies never follow the series way of doing things dude.

  • OtherWorlded

    I am glad to hear KA ME KA ME HAAAAAAAAAAAAA from Goku again. Thanks Akira!

  • http://twitter.com/Algazero Christian Jarquin

    Does anyone know what music is playing at the beginning of the japanese trailer?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COPYORIEXTBB25UMCMTTWRSVSI Daniel

    saiyns cant breath in space frieza ship was sending out oxygen and when frieza tried to blow up namke he even said u cant breath in space but i can. goku must be close enough to the atmosphere to get enough oxygen

  • http://twitter.com/crabs48 daniel barr

    when is it going to come out in America

  • http://twitter.com/_coreyearl  ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎

    @_coreyearl     I FOLLOW BACKK!!!

  • Twice_The_A

    It’s not the only anime that sounds better, but I’m glad it’s one of the only anime that is split between people who say the english dub is better, and that’s very rare for anime

  • Twice_The_A

    Like a girl? Funimation dub goku sounds over 9000 times better than japanese dub goku

  • nadav brassell

    bardock, and gotenks both breathe in space so how come goku cant? or maybe during the period he learns a technique that helps him some how learn to breath in space like how his father did

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

    Toriyama personally chose Nozawa.

    Funimation dub Goku doesn’t have the sincerity or warmth that Nozawa has.

    Oh, but nice touch adding a joke that’s been tired for years.

  • Twice_The_A

    He doesn’t? Are you sure about that? Sean does a great job with acting kind hearted and sincere in the light moments, and he also does a great job on making him sounded like a complete bad ass in the cool serious moments. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks so :P

  • samuel wheeldon

    vegeta back in the saiyan saga steps out of his ship and blows up a planet as well, saiyans CAN breathe goku just wouldn’t be able to fly far away enough fast enough after his battle with freiza with out suffering extreme injuries or death. :)

  • samuel wheeldon

    and also maybe saiyans just need food as goku is able to hold his breath underwater for ages when he has a contest with kid gohan.

  • John Trappett

    and dont forget about movie 2 gohan n krillin were out in space…..near the end

  • Andy Chau

    omg super saiyan mystic gohan?

  • DJ Gerard

    Looks so sick!!

  • Todd TLogan

    Masako Nozawa is Goku’s voice in Japan… So yeah… He always sounds like a girl. I prefer the english voice by far!

  • DbzFanatic

    Will this movie be released in english as well? Or just Japanese?

  • taman

    it’s just that we are used to the English voices. And please don’t hate because we should thank them for making another film

  • http://www.facebook.com/dokuhebi.jake Dokuhebi D Jake

    considering akira toriyama said she was exactly how he pictured goku sounding i would say your wrong

  • http://www.facebook.com/dokuhebi.jake Dokuhebi D Jake

    not to the creator who hand picked the voice actors

  • http://www.facebook.com/dokuhebi.jake Dokuhebi D Jake

    i hope this doesnt get an english release so you have to watch in japanese jack ass!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dokuhebi.jake Dokuhebi D Jake

    hes not suppose to be taken seriously..

  • http://www.facebook.com/dokuhebi.jake Dokuhebi D Jake

    saiyans can hold their breath for like over an hour

  • http://www.facebook.com/dokuhebi.jake Dokuhebi D Jake

    saiyans can hold their breath for a long time

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.massello Steven Massello

    While I agree that when it comes down to it, the Japanese voice actors tend to be more talented for almost all series. I do personally prefer Sean Schemmel’s Goku, part of me just can’t get behind just how high his original one is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dyre.plunkett Dyre Plunkett

    dragon ball anything SOUNDS better in English but if only they would keep the EXACT translations because i like the word choices for the Japanese one better.

  • RyanRules95

    have to watch it who are you to say he has to watch it

  • RyanRules95

    Yeah I agree I don’t care what anyone says I cannot stand hearing the Japanese voices English is by far the better version

  • A-fan

    I hate listening to Vegeta in Japanese, I’m always like, but wheres the bad-ass in his voice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/imma.kakkarot Imma Kakkarot

    the English version is completely inaccurate lol

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  • Edwin Grue

    I like watching american cartoons in japanese.

  • Edwin Grue

    If u say so.

  • Edwin Grue

    A guy named goku talking in english? makes perfect sense.

  • Edwin Grue

    No, he doesn’t.

  • Edwin Grue

    And power rangers sounds better in japanese.

  • Edwin Grue

    So you like japanese animation but hate japanese voice actors. riiiiiiiiiiiight.

  • Edwin Grue

    Not really. sounds like garbage.

  • Edwin Grue

    the american voice actors make me cringe.

  • Edwin Grue

    funimation will fu@@ it up.

  • Edwin Grue

    I can’t stand watching american shows in english.

  • Edwin Grue

    not really.

  • Edwin Grue

    where’s your proof?

  • Edwin Grue

    tg it’s only fan made.

  • Edwin Grue

    can’t wait to watch it in it’s original language.

  • heartlessniggasprosper

    just for dragonball z. Naruto? I absolutely adore them; wouldnt listen to a second of the english dub

  • James Oldbree

    American shows are in englis

  • James Oldbree

    is that weird hearing male voices on males?

  • James Oldbree

    If it doesn’t have english I probably won’t watch it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.gaines.7 Carlos Gaines

    So when this battle of godz hits the u s

  • Chris Rickett

    That makes no sense. If the English dub is better, than it is an opinion. Hellsing’s English Dub is WAY better than the Japanese version. Wanna know why? Because the characters speak their own language. Not saying that Japnese voice actors are bad, but in DBZ it’s hard to take big, strong, fighting people seriously if they sound like they’re voice acted by 13 year old girls. Besides, the Saiyan language isn’t Japanese, nor is it English, so whatever it may be, English and Japanese versions are equally unrealistic.

  • Chris Rickett

    He’s using it correctly. Bending over backwards for the original version of an anime no matter how much it sucks would make you a weeaboo.

  • Chris Rickett

    Everyone is arguing about how English or Japanese voice actor’s of DBZ make them “cringe”. Keep arguing. Everyone has an opinion. If some people adore the 13 year old prepubescent voice acting of the Japanese DBZ over the English version, that’s fine with me. Saiyans come from Vegeta, not Japan, nor England or America. Whatever language they speak on DBZ is equally unrealistic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

    No, a weeaboo is somebody who wishes to be Japanese, who prefers Japanese in everything because they want to be like them. I just prefer the superior version of a Japanese cartoon based on its accuracy, better voice acting, and better music. I have no interest in being Japanese, and I quite enjoy many English dubs. But not the incompetent DBZ dub(s).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48805881 Michael Fitz-Gibbon

    Hm, I was unaware that Vegeta, Piccolo, Tenshinhan, Yamucha, Freeza, Roshi, Mr. Satan, Cell, Zarbon, Dodoria, Ginyu, Recoome, Kami, and Popo sounded like 13 year old girls in Japanese.

  • akira toriyama

    the japans voice and the us voice are totaly difrent u guise dont makeing eny since its spouse to sound like a girl in japan cause thats how they talk

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.short.528 Tyler Short

    Dude….japanese goku’s voice is like some 60 year old lady goku sounds like a girl even compared to the male japanese actors (seriously his voice isn’t even a “his” it is a old womans voice trying to sound like a guy but does not at all sound like a guy i would prefer amore manly/funny voice like the american voice actors were we tend to like (not saying always) stick to the gender of our characters)…..as you can see he’s supposed to sound however we feel the character should sound besides that voice could have easily been swiched by another actor so american or japanese just depends on how you see goku’s voice it also could have been fliped and the japanese could have sounded more man like and the american version sound like an old woman and people would still say cause akira is japanese and he ended having it animated by a Japanese studio that that was the original voices so thats how it should be…….no we had no idea how toriyama originally voiced the characters in his head……but to me the emotion of the characters and extremely well picked voice actors for the personality of the characters…the the voice actor for goku in japan is a woman and the build if goku it just does not fit his body at all, american entertainment has away of fitting voices perfectly with their bodies and their is countless amounts of proof if thats not true then don’t believe youv’e ever really watched anime…….dragon ball z my favorite anime of all the japanese manga and anime iv’e watched its my favorite and of the the anime in japanese even with subtitles its the only one that does not match its characters up like the americans do even if the americans talked in japanese, still the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.short.528 Tyler Short

    And you know english one of the top three most spoken languages in the world go move to japan man if your that hung up about american voices…..and you know what get off a DBZ AMERICAN BLOG!!! Hope you know japanese fluently and can read it cause if your gonna keep being like that cause all i see going through the blog about you is “american this”, “american that” its so stupid it makes me want to throw up…I don’t know about you but the japanese for goku sounds like a screaming banshee every time he fights well duh its an old lady trying to yell like a man you know it only works to a point and then it just ruins the entire fight cause it sounds like an american baby screaming seriously. Im sorry but cut the whole japanese is better crap and have fun watching it in japanese but i would prefer having my attention more focused on the action rather than the bottom of the screen seriously thats what dub is for so you can enjoy the show better…if not learn japanese if you already know than shut the F up because we who don’t know rely on dub and sub and you are blindly talkind crap on english in an english blog thats labeled in my book as a very stupid thing to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thon.wakou Thon Wakou

    But this isn’t American

  • http://twitter.com/Aye_Brandon24 Brandon Rodriguez

    It needs to be released in AMERICA!!!! People over here wants to watch the movie too!!! #BringToAmerica

  • VegetaBle

    freeza sure sounds like a 13year old girl, but then again he/she doesnt have our standard genders so most likely its a she not a he

  • VegetaBle

    FYI u idiots.. if u watch any animated movies/series 90% of time male voices are done by females for the fact just that their voice scale is way wider than male’s so GTFO complaining bout Goku being played by female. anything else than her doin it just sucks

  • VegetaBle

    ur retarded James Oldbree

  • VegetaBle

    hopefully never u fat pigs dont deserver it

  • VegetaBle

    All u dumbasses talking bout where they come from dont seem to realize that in dragon ball universe earth isnt excactly like our earth… there arent same countries etc… besides Goku may origin from plantet Vegeta but he never rly lived there so ofcourse he speaks the language his grandpa Gohan spoke… in this case it would be japanese… so yes also japanese is the language Goku speaks….

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.marini.3 Stephanie Marini

    Anyone who says the English version is superior clearly never heard Ryo Horikawa singing about making okonomiyaki and treating the ingredients as if they were enemies he had to defeat. As to the English dub – the Ocean Group voices were far superior to the awkward folk brought in by Funimation when they furthered the series past the fight with the Ginyu Force.

  • PJ

    Bring this movie to Canada! I dont care much about the voice of goku. I REALLY just want to watch BOG without reading subtitles :( pleaseee be dubbed
    If all else fails, I can always learn Japanese

  • http://www.facebook.com/magoosennin Magú San


  • James Oldbree


  • James Oldbree

    In his voice during the trailer it’s ridiculously high and according to your logic girls can change their voice pitches easier. If so then why can’t the Goku’s voice sound like a guy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/darren.warman.18 戦士 ダレン

    Yeah, Goku sounds about eight on the Japanese version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Karrrott Marc Valour Harvey

    Reading this thread is making me sick, i love the English voice actors, but Goku’s Japanese voice fits his character fat better than Sean Schemmel.

  • Rami

    I like the japanese voice much better!! I like to se the movie with japanese voice

  • http://twitter.com/gokufan215 Brandon Taylor

    Bring it to America!! I’m dying to watch this!!!!

  • anatoly

    it sounds even better in russian lang; educate your self !

  • greg

    llloooooool what?! T0T hahahah

  • greg

    I will never get used to hearing Japanese Goku every time I hear it, it catches me totally off guard.

  • PLReply

    i was gona say that lol

  • Pkmn Trainer Dylan

    This is going to be awesome and I couldnt even tell it was fan made

  • Ryan Balentine

    just the subs were fanmade

  • Carlos

    Why do I see pictures of Super Saiyan 4 Goku, GOLD in color, going against Lord Bills?
    Just to be clear, at no point in time does Goku ever go Super Saiyan 4 in the movie against Lord Bills.

  • jayman828

    Its not ss4 gold goku it should be super saiyan god who has deep orange or red